International Driving Licence - SIM Internasional

Find out the benefits of holding an international driving licence in Indonesia, with details on how to obtain one...

An international driving licence can be used in Indonesia if it is accompanied by a home country licence; the international driving licence is valid for one year from the date of issue, and it can be used to rent a car or motorbike in Indonesia. If a home country licence is only for a motorbike, then the international driving licence only applies to driving motorbikes. The same applies to cars.

It is recommended that visitors obtain an international driving licence in their home country where it is generally easier, cheaper, and more convenient than getting it abroad. However, it is possible to get an international driving licence in Indonesia.

An international driving licence issued in Indonesia can be used while driving in Indonesia, but outside of the country it may be invalid. Due to Indonesia's poor driving record and road conditions in comparison with international standards, some countries may not accept an international driving licence which has been issued in Indonesia.

International driving licences can be obtained from local Police stations (Polisi Daerah/Polda), from the Satuan Pernibitan Administrasi SIM or Satpas (Ministry of Motor Vehicles) in the Polisi Daerah or Polda office.